One dead after gasoline tanker explodes on I-75 near Dayton

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A auto was traveling the wrong way on I-75 on Sunday afternoon when it hit a gas tanker, causing a massive explosion that forced police to shut down traffic in both directions, WDTN-TV reports.

A driver was killed instantly when the truck he was driving crashed into an oil tanker while heading the wrong way down the interstate.

I-75 was closed in both directions, though southbound lanes were due to open around 7 pm.

75 Sbound b/t Rte. Identities haven't been released of either the deceased or truck driver. "We have multiple thoroughfares that are shut down here, all lanes on 75 are shut down at this moment", said Lt. Mark Ponichtera. "The fire crews had to let that burn out before they were able to put foam on that".

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The station spoke with resident Brad Roediger. "I felt the heat from it".

Cook said troopers are investigating whether everyone was wearing seat belts.

Less than an hour after the crash, Bob Lenser, the ODOT Montgomery County administrator, warned motorists to stay clear of the area, saying he expected the highway to be closed for some time.

Three medic units were requested to a reported rollover crash on North Union Road in Franklin Twp. early Monday morning.